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Yas (Djadali) Hardaway, M.S., Ed.S.

Adjunct Professor
Executive Director of Career Services
Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Yas (Djadali) Hardaway is a national certified counselor and certified career counselor. She has worked in the career development field since 1999, across multiple universities. Hardaway is the executive director of Career Services at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where she also teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Division and served as the course developer for Career Development Theories and Techniques, an online master's-level psychology course.

At the University of California, Irvine and Loyola Marymount University, Hardaway developed a strong reputation for team development, interdepartmental collaboration, and career counseling leadership. She has created and taught several university career development courses and seminars. Hardaway is a published author and has presented at international conferences on intercultural career development topics. In 2007–2008, she initiated and launched a career development program for a transnational shipboard university of 50 nations, traveling to 17 countries around the world. Hardaway also provides virtual career coaching for individuals across industries and life stages through her private practice, Insight Careers.

Hardaway received her Master of Science (M.S.) and Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Kentucky.



  • Ed.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • M.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington